Friday, February 7, 2014

SET SAIL for The Artist Project!!!

Hello All!
Well….I promised that I would have some new work to show you today……and here it is…..

"Set Sail", 24", Acrylic on canvas

I painted this SPECIAL for an upcoming competition…….
"Set sail" is the new competition at The Artist Project.
Each year there is a competition to see which artist has the best interpretation of the theme.
SEVEN YEARS I have entered this……and all SEVEN have lost.
COULD THIS BE MY YEAR???
BTW…..if you come to the show - you can vote for the above piece……..that way I could win the people's choice - if nothing else!!!!! ;-)
Ok….so more about T.A.P.


Here is how TAP explains themselves….….

"From seasoned collectors and first-time art buyers, to gallery dealers and interior designers, visitors can explore and discover works of art from over 250 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad. This is a unique opportunity to meet and buy art directly from artists at Toronto’s most celebrated contemporary art fair."

So there's that….and if you need further proof that it is really the art happening of the year……

The Artist Project 2013 from The Artist Project on Vimeo.

You can come by and see this MEGA-event on these dates:

Thursday February 20: 7PM – 11PM Opening Night Party (19+ Event)
Friday February 21: 12PM – 8PM
Saturday February 22: 11AM – 8PM
Sunday February 23: 11AM – 6PM

For discounted tickets…go here….

It is happening again this year at the Better Living Centre…



You can find my fine booth at  #830:


Yes…that's right……in my SEVENTH year doing this indoor exhibition, I have finally been deported to the very end of the show floor.  To be honest, I am a little sad to be SO CLOSE to the end.

There is an effect that tends to happen at this show. I call "Art Show Zombie-ism"……….ASZ happens as the brain gets over-saturated with visual information. So……picture this…..people are SUPER invested at the very beginning of the show - they examine with awe and affection - ALL the art………but then by the 600's their eyes glaze over and the arms lift up (not unlike sleepwalkers or Frankenstein) and they just try to "get the rest of the show DONE"…..so they can get a drink.
Much like sleepwalkers - it is dangerous to wake these people.

…so….to AVOID that burned-out Zombie-like effect…..here is what I propose…...
START at the 700's!!!!!

Here's the thing……..after seeing a great movie…..you NEVER say to others
"…..OMG…..the beginning is the best….you won't believe it!"
YOU SAY….. "HOLY CRAP THAT ENDING WAS AMAZEBALLS!"
This show……....is like a great film with a kick ass ending!!
Booth #830 is that kiss of true love…..it's Keyser Soze, it's the Statue of Liberty sticking out of the sandy beach, it's the "Luke….I am your Father"!!!!!
Get it? (Wow...that was nerdy)
;-)

ANYWAYS…….it is a great way to spend a day (or night).
Come out and see 200 of the best artists around! I hope you can make it out to this FABULOUS SHOW!!!!!
I will post more photos of the new work soon!!!!!
Stay tuned friends!!

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